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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Genetics Selection Evolution is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to original research on all aspects of genetics and selection in farm animal species and in other species that provide novel and/or relevant insights into the genetics of farm animals.

Announcing our expansion in scope

Historically Genetics Selection Evolution has been focused on publishing studies based on genetic and genomic data, but with vast increases in the spectrum of other -omic data and fast evolving statistical and computing technologies, we are extending our scope to also support contributions on other -omic data and the use of biotechnology in animal breeding.

Please see here for a full description of our journal scope. We would like to emphasize that contributions must include statements on the relevance of the work to the broader readership of the journal.

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Articles

2019

Retrospective Collection

Celebrating Genetics Selection Evolution’s 50th anniversary
Collection showcasing influential papers published in the journal over the past five decades.

Published: 19 November 2019

2018

Thematic Series

Goat ADAPTmap Project
Collection featuring research from the Goat AdaptMap project, a worldwide analysis of goat biodiversity.

Published: 19 November 2018

2016

Thematic Series

International Symposium on Functional Animal Genomics 2015
Collection featuring research and reviews from the International Symposium on Function Animal Genomics, held in Piacenza, Italy on 27th-29th July 2015.

Published: 29 March 2016


Editors-in-Chief

Didier Boichard, INRAE, France
Jack Dekkers, Iowa State University, US
Helene Hayes, INRAE, France
Julius van der Werf, University of New England, Australia

Featured: Phenomes: the current frontier in animal breeding

Pérez-Enciso and Steibel discuss the influence of phenomics in livestock breeding, aiming to foster discussion and research in this area.

Featured: Enhancing backcross programs through increased recombination

Tourrette et al. used an in silico approach to determine the impact of increasing recombination rate and modifying recombination landscapes in backcross programs, by focusing on the objective of recovering as much as possible of the recurrent genome.

About the Editors-in-Chief

Didier Boichard

Didier Boichard is currently leading the Cattle Genetics and Genomics research group in the laboratory of Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology at INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) in Jouy-en-Josas.

His research is focused on dairy cattle genetics and breeding, particularly on the analysis of genetic variability of production and functional traits. He has managed the French national genetic evaluation for dairy cattle, sheep and goats and conducted projects for QTL detection and fine mapping. In 2002, in close collaboration with the French breeding industry, he implemented a large-scale marker-assisted selection programme, which has become a genomic selection programme since 2008.

Jack Dekkers

Jack Dekkers is professor and leader of the Animal Breeding and Genetics Section in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University (USA).

His areas of research are quantitative genetics and animal breeding with application to swine and poultry genetics, including the use of molecular genetic and genomic information, QTL detection, marker-assisted and genomic selection, design, optimization and economic aspects of breeding strategies, and genetic aspects of residual feed intake in pigs.

Helene Hayes

Helene Hayes is a researcher in the laboratory of Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology at INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) in Jouy-en-Josas.

Her main focus is animal cytogenetics with a special interest on cattle, goat, sheep and rabbit cytogenetic maps and comparative mapping. Since 2005, she dedicates half her time to the management of the journal Genetics Selection Evolution.

Julius Van Der Werf

Professor Julius van der Werf holds a PhD (1990) in Animal Breeding from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He moved to the University of New England (Armidale, Australia) in 1997, where he is now Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics and Program Leader of Genetics in the Cooperative Research Center for Sheep Industry Innovation.

His research interests range from methodological issues on the estimation of genetic parameters (design and data structure, mixed models analysis, genetic evaluation models, random regression models) and genomic analysis (genomic prediction, genome wide association studies, design of experiments, models for genomic prediction, phasing and imputation) to applications for the optimization of animal breeding programs (breeding objectives, optimizing selection, optimizing, measurement, long and short term gains, genetic gain and genetic diversity, total genetic resource management).

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